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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $19,141 $20,920
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
5-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $13,822 $14,550
5-Door HB Automatic 26 32 $14,582 $15,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,615
$13,822
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$14,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$243 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility. At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 50.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 51.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114 84.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 96.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 154.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 61.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 37.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary T135/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2865 2625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4400 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 128 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 33
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.55
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Scion xD
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 -
 
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